I hope you’ve had a great week!
Here in the UK we like to do things a little bit different and so this coming week we are going to dispel one of the biggest single myths of all time! The myth that “That there is no such thing as a free lunch”. Instead of enjoying the delights of BBC News this Tuesday lunchtime, get yourself down to the Golden Fleece (EC4N 1SP) for SQLLunch where Patrick LeBlank will be presenting – Introduction to SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn. Do something productive with your lunch hour and take advantage of some free SQL Server training right on your doorstep. It’s a great opportunity to get involved with the community, catch up with your favourite SQL Server folks and get a break away from the office. See you there!
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- Statistics and Recompilations, Part II – With Part 2 of her excellent look at this subject it’s Erin Stellato (Blog|Twitter).
- Where to Run DBCC on AlwaysOn Availability Groups – Running CHECKDB on a large database can be a real administrative pain. Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter) considers how you might want to go about doing this in SQL 2012.
- Will sql server 2012s availability groups replace clustered instances – I’ve been getting this question a lot from the management folks myself and to be honest there’s not an easy answer. Here’s what SQL Server HA expert Allan Hirt (Blog|Twitter) has to say on the matter.
- STILL USING WINDOWS LOGINS FOR YOUR DATABASES? YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG – Bold words from Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter) this week as he questions your security practices.
- SQL on SSDs: Hot and Crazy Love – Here with another video for you to enjoy, this time looking at SSDs it’s Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter).
- A faster CHECKDB – Part II – CHECKDB seems to be a hot topic this week and the CSS SQL Server Engineers (Blog) have been busy working on the performance of this feature.
- Variable enhancements in RC0 [SSIS] – Keeping us informed of what’s to come for SSIS in SQL 2012 both big and small it’s Jamie Thomson(Blog|Twitter). If you work with SSIS you need to Subscribe to his blog, simples.
UK SQL Server Upcoming Events
Misc Technology Posts
- On Business Madness
- Apple iPad sale ban case suspended for now in Shanghai
- VirtualBox Networking
- Meetings: Where Work Goes to Die <- I need to send some of my work here to die that’s for sure…
Have a great weekend!